Jim Hightower

Utne Reader visionary [Originally published as Jim Hightower in the January-February 1995 issue of Utne Reader]

| January/February 1995

The populist Everyman of the airwaves is equal parts Robin Williams, Woody Guthrie, and Will Rogers. His fast-paced talk show, Hightower Radio, calls on the workaday majority to participate actively in democracy. His commentaries on topics such as “The Con in Conservative, “Fat Cats/Alley Cats,” and “Clinton's Corporate Agenda” are a much-needed alternative to Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern.